Charlie Wilson's War

Based on the unbelievable true story.


Charlie Wilson's War
This biopic takes a look at how the US managed to help the Afghans chase the Russians out. The hero is a hard-drinking hard-womanising Congressman, who comes to learn of the difficulties the Afghan freedom fighters are having against the Russians. He pulls a few strings, and winds up meeting a CIA agent involved in supplying arms to the fighters. They come up with a plan to use weapons sourced from Israel, sent via Pakistan, to the fighters, paid for with secret CIA funds. Unfortunately their plan worked a little too well, as the freedom fighters went on to become the Taliban.

101 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Nudity, Violence).
Biographical, Comedy, Drama.

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You can take the Oscar this year if I can get it next year...
You can take the Oscar this year if I can get it next year...

Credits

Cast
Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Terry Bozeman, Brian Markinson, Jud Tylor, Hilary Angelo
Director
Mike Nichols
ScreenplayAaron Sorkin, from the book by George Crile
MusicJames Newton Howard
CinematographyStephen Goldblatt
EditingJohn Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorUIP
Made in2007
Produced byGood Time Charlie Productions, Universal Pictures, Playtone, Participant Productions, Relativity Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, frequent
NuditySome
SexMild
ViolenceSome
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsSemi-political drama with moderately adult themes and some explicit drug use.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
10
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconAnother fine example of what Hollywood can achieve when all the right components are in place.
18
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
24.com
Natalie Sineke
15
BBC
Stella Papamichael quote iconCharlie Wilson's War boasts an impressive arsenal of wit, sophistication and scathing political commentary.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconAt times, Charlie Wilson’s War is just as easy to like, which is why it’s too bad Mike Nichols’ entertaining new movie is slighter than it ought to be.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconWith its rapid pace, smart screenplay, and top-notch acting, this is one of the 2007 Oscar season's most appealing and compelling adult motion pictures.
18
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThis is certainly the most dynamic of the war films that have been choking and dying at the multiplex.
15
ScreenIt
quote iconAn enjoyable and occasionally thought-provoking bit of entertainment for adults.
14
Metacritic.com
39 critics
14

What the People say

Internet
14489 Netizens quote iconFunny, sad, and ultimately frightening - a film that makes you both laugh and weep at the state of the world.
15

Average .. 69%

14




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